Nancy recommends...

There are many books and materials available to help about ADHD. Below are a few that are recommended by Nancy Williams, who runs The Studio. You can order the books from Amazon UK by clicking on the buttons below. This will open a new window at the Amazon site. This page will also remain open so you can add further books to your cart if you wish.

We will be adding more books as the weeks go by. If you know of any books that have been helpful to you or would like to submit a review of a book about ADHD you have read, please let us know.

1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12

by Thomas Phelan

Amazon synopsis: The award-winning, best-selling 1-2-3 Magic book provides practical and easy-to-learn parenting techniques that WORK for children ages 2-12. It's easy to understand the three simple steps in the program and get results quickly! Learn four powerful techniques that reinforce your bond with your children.

Right-Brained Children in a Left-Brained World: Unlocking the Potential of Your ADD Child

by Jeffrey Freed and Laurie Parsons

Amazon synopsis: Outlines a program to help children with ADD learn through the use of their powerful visual memory and heightened perceptions.
From the author: More people need to focus on this key issue. This book takes the unique approach that children with ADD are not necessarily broken. It gives concrete steps so that a parent or child can work effectively with this new breed of child. Much more needs to be unearthed about this emerging learning style, or we will all pay a heavy price.

Only a Mother Could Love Him

by Ben Polis

Amazon synopsis: A unique, engaging, funny and frank story of how a young ADHD sufferer lived with and triumphed over his condition. Ben Polis attended six different schools, served (he estimates) over 3,000 hours of detention, and drove his entire family into counselling. But against all the odds, with a combination of self-taught concentration techniques and sheer determination, he made it through the education system to university. This is his triumphant story.

The Indigo Children

by Lee Carroll and Jan Tober

Amazon description: This book is a must for the parents of unusually bright and active children. Indigo children are those who display a new and unusual set of psychological attributes and show a pattern of behaviour generally undocumented before.
This ground-breaking book offers a guide to how you, as a parent or teacher of these children, can help them realise their amazing potential not forgetting their spiritual needs or specific health issues.

Freaks, Geeks and Asperger Syndrome:
A User Guide to Adolescence

by Tony Attwood and Luke Jackson

Amazon synopsis: Have you ever been called a freak or a geek? Have you ever felt like one? Luke Jackson is 13 years old and has Asperger Syndrome. Over the years Luke has learned to laugh at such names but there are other aspects of life which are more difficult. Luke says, "So many books are written about us, but none are written directly to adolescents with Asperger Syndrome. I thought I would write one in the hope that we could all learn together."

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The case for early intervention

PACE report

Our "Preventative Action is Cost-Effective" (PACE) report presents the economic and social arguments for providing early intervention and preventative services for children and young people with ADHD, high functioning autism and related learning disabilities in Surrey.

The Studio's multi-systemic approach has been shown to achieve positive outcomes in such cases and, as this report shows, it has the expertise to fill this gap in special needs provision.

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Following a period of research among parents, carers and young people who completed online surveys and attended stakeholder events across Surrey between July and October 2014, Surrey's Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) has produced its Engagement Report, which summarises key messages regarding perceived unmet needs and priorities for the service.

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Family Voice Surrey

Family Voice Surrey (FVS) is the official Parent Carer Forum for Surrey, working with key decision-makers in education, health and social care to represent the families of children and young people with additional needs. You can read more about it on its website.

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